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Mountaineer Morning Links: Thursday (7/31/14) Edition

Football training camp opens today, previews and questions for camp, more transfers coming?, WVU Pros countdown, Big 12 roundup & more.


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What You May Have Missed:

Gold and Blue Now: Thursday, July 31 - WV MetroNews
Brian Mitchell discusses what year two will be like for him in the WVU program. We also hear from Greg Hunter who gives us a breakdown on Jah’shaun Seider’s game.

Mountaineer INSIDER Debuts - WVU Athletics (autoplay)
Jeff Culhane gets us inside the locker room with this weekly look at Mountaineer sports. Exclusive interviews with West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen, Daryl Worley and Kevin White make up this week’s podcast.

News of Note:

Gearing Up For WVU Football - WVU Athletics
Are you ready for some football?

Defense a focal point as preseason camp begins - Charleston Daily Mail
Thursday signals the beginning of another season, one that has the attention of a state decidedly desperate for the sort of superior experience promised upon changing conferences.

2014 West Virginia football camp preview - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For West Virginia, this day couldn’t come soon enough.

HERTZEL COLUMN: Must WVU defense carry offense in ’14? - Times West Virginian
The other day the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story under the following headline: “In a year of year of change,must the Steelers’ offense carry the defense this year?” Reading that turned on a light.

Camp questions: WVU opens preseason practice Thursday - WV MetroNews
Can Riddick be an every-down player? Will Smallwood be given the all-clear? Who will be the backup QB? Allan Taylor ponders a few points.

WVU takes first step today - Times West Virginian
Perhaps the most used — and least factual — cliché in sports is as follows: “There’s no tomorrow.” Around these parts, however, tomorrow is what they are clinging to, while putting a new twist on the cliché, turning it to, “There’s no yesterday.”

Dave Hickman: Instilling confidence part of the coach’s job - Charleston Gazette
OK, maybe you weren’t exactly clear on some of those numbers, but you still had the general idea, right? This has been a team that just hasn’t been very good.

Fewer holes to fill, fewer headaches for Mountaineers - Charleston Gazette
“We want to accomplish the same goals,’’ Holgorsen said. “But we’re in a much better place because we know who our starters are."

White anxious to put 2013 in the rearview - Register-Herald
The 2013 football season wasn’t exactly what Kevin White had envisioned when he made the decision to transfer from Lackawanna College, where he had 36 receptions for 535 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.

Camp Opens, Bama Looms for WVU - WVillustrated
Senior receiver Kevin White discusses renewed optimism for the Mountaineers with a blank slate and a national stage ahead of them.

2014 Big Twelve Football Position Rankings | Defensive Line - Crimson And Cream Machine
8. West Virginia Mountaineers


Former Vandy player moves on to WVU - CollegeFootballTalk
As he graduated from Vandy in May, Bryant will be eligible to play immediately in 2014. He will also have two years of eligibility remaining.

Another transfer? -
West Virginia also is in the process of adding former Pittsburgh and Kentucky transfers Chris and Demitrious Davis, who also plan to walk on with the Mountaineers and would be redshirt sophomores this fall. Their eligibility for the fall is still in question.

Around the League (and Beyond):

Here’s what you may not know about McLane Stadium - Waco Tribune

ISU in search of next standout LB - Ames Tribune

The Sideline Report with KU linebacker Ben Heeney - Topeka Capital Journal (autoplay ad)

Tyler Lockett returns to Kansas State eyeing dad's records - ESPN

Oklahoma Sooners Running Back Joe Mixon Suspended From Team - Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma State vs Florida State FULL Preview! - Cowboys Ride For Free

Report: Joe Bergeron Released From Scholarship - Burnt Orange Nation

TCU Football 2014: Offensive Line preview - Frogs O' War

Polishing the Double-T: Kingsbury serious about making players respect the brand - Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Mandel's Mailbag: Will Big Ten's rep hurt Spartans, Buckeyes come playoff time? - FOX Sports

What's On Tap:

Single game tickets for the 2014 WVU football season are on sale now! Go to WVUGAME.COM or call 1-800-WVU GAME

Football Game Promotions Announced - WVU Athletics
Stripe the Stadium, Gold Rush and Family Day Promotions

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tickets on Sale - WVU Athletics
Tickets for West Virginia’s appearance in the 2014 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game are now on sale through the Mountaineer Ticket Office

BT Entertainment Presents WVU ATLANTA KICKOFF

WVU’s Countdown to Kickoff: Day 30 J.T. Thomas - WVUPros
Continuing on with our 100 day countdown to WVU’s season opener against the Alabama Crimson Tide, we have reached day 30, the number once worn by WVU linebacker, J.T. Thomas.

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Miss Throwdown:

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